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Sea Music is our most ambitious project to date working with learning disabled people, helping them make a multimedia publication for themselves and others.

 

Vale Plus had been awarded a small grant to help three of their clients who had learning disabilities and visual impairments access ICT. One, a wheelchair user, was totally blind. We suggested a music project that would involve the whole group not just those with a visual impairment.

Sea Music

Vale Plus, Barry

Click above  to sample the finished CD

Vale Plus then successfully secured additional funding from the Arts Council of Wales. We teamed up with Community Music Wales and stared work on an interactive music CD ROM in January 2006. We combined photography, video, music and sound workshops to create a multimedia publication which everyone could enjoy no matter what their ability. Our participants made a series of videos  to tell you how they did it.  Click on the links below.

 

Sea Music Sample
Sea Music Video1
Sea Music Video2
Sea Music Video3
Sea Music Video4

The finished publication is operated by mouse-overs rather than click and gives sound clues to menu options. Users can create their own individual pieces of music by triggering sound samples on screen.

 

The samples of music, voices and effects were recorded by the participants themselves on location in Barry Island where member so the group also collected photographic images and recorded video which are also incorporated into the CD.

 

Vale Plus service users enjoy using the CD which is particularly well designed for the

touch screen or interactive whiteboard.

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